We are strengthening human rights through filmic storytelling

The BUXUS STIFTUNG encourages human rights through arts projects. In particular, it promotes films that convey the fate and human rights of survivors and their relatives and support them in their struggle for more social justice.

As a Center for Human Rights, the Fritz Bauer Forum consistently focuses on the resistance of survivors through film interviews and other film projects in film shoots, events and workshops. One of our concerns is to promote a re-thinking in the culture of remembrance, so that victims can no longer be turned into perpetrators – and vice versa.

We are committed to ensuring that the survivors’ fate is not relativized.

Survivors are, for example, all those for us who were exposed to the persecution and terror of the Nazi regime and escaped the Nazi policy of annihilation. But not the majority of German society, which has adapted and remained silent. Survivors are people who fight for their own and other people’s rights. They are people who are not afraid to take risks for themselves.

BUXUS FILMS works together with film maker and author Jakob Gatzka.


Jakob Gatzka

Jakob Gatzka concentrated on film studies during his master’s degree in German and philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. He wrote his master thesis on Stanley Kubrick’s last film EYES WIDE SHUT (1999). From 2004 to 2005 Jakob Gatzka studied at the University for Television and Film (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Fim, Munich). He was assistant to the German film and television director Dominik Graf.

Later Jakob Gatzka worked for FreeX, an agency for authors and directors, and as a writer for German television (“SOKO Wismar”, ZDF). He is currently developing several documentary and other fictional film projects, among others for the non-profit BUXUS STIFTUNG. Since 2012 J. Gatzka has been intensively researching the refugee movement to Europe and is working on a documentary film about an Afghan boy and his flight to Germany: “MY WAY”.

Contact: jakob.gatzka@buxus-stiftung.de


If you appreciate and support independent films and documentaries, we would be more than happy to receive a donation to the account of the non-profit BUXUS FOUNDATION!

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